Growth Through Loss Seminar

Saturday, September 24, 2016 This is a one day seminar offered to individuals who have suffered the loss of a spouse through death. Presenters Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, Psychologist and Robert DeVries, Pastor, are authors of five books on grief, including the popular “Getting to the Other Side of Grief”  and “Traveling Through Grief”. Please see the […]

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Evening Educational Support Group Meeting

Friday, September 9, 6:30 p.m.

Are My Friends “Friends Forever?”

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Daytime Educational Support Group

Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 p.m.

“Becoming Single Again: Balancing Solitude and Activity.”

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Support Hands

Evening Educational Support Group Meeting

Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.

“What Can I Do About All The Emotions I Am Experiencing?” “Do Some Of Them Get Expressed In My Dreams?”

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Support Stones

Evening Educational Support Group Meeting – Pre-Retirement

Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.

Are My Friends “Friends Forever?”

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Friend to Friend Lunch

Tuesday, September 27, 12:00 p.m.

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Summer Golf

Tuesdays in September, 10:00 a.m.

Ironwood Golf Course

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Dance Lessons At Gilda’s Club

Monday, September 12 & 26, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Dance Lessons

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Dinner

Monday, September 12, 5:30 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse

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Potluck, Cards and Game Night

Wednesday, September 21, 5:30 p.m.

Polish Falcons Hall

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A Program of Help for Widowed Men and Women

The death of a spouse has been identified as one of the greatest stresses a person can experience. Coping with the emotional upheaval and social readjustment that this crisis brings can be overwhelming and incapacitating.

The purpose of Widowed Persons Service is to help people in the greater Grand Rapids area survive the death of a spouse and grow through the grief process. Through support groups, literature, outreach volunteers, and social events, WPS provides the support our greater society can lack. In this organization, we understand the devastation of grief and the tremendous silence a loss can leave behind. Many of our volunteers, board members, and staff are themselves widowed; we are empathetic to those we service.